Heaven's Gate on Mount Tianmen in China – photo and video

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China has always attracted my attention, and how else, because it is one of the most ancient civilizations on our planet, with a very rich and rich history and a lot of wonderful sights, both natural and man-made. 

Heaven's Gate on Tianmen Mountain in China — photo and video

 Heaven's Gate” on Tianmen Mountain in China Mount Tianmen, located in the southeast of China, in the Hunan province, near the town of Zhangjiajie, in the scenic area of ​​Wulingyuan. 

It is believed that those who have visited Mount Tianmen have touched the heavens. After all, it is here that the Chinese “Gate to Heaven” is located – a huge cave formed as a result of the destruction of part of the rock. Another name for it is the “Magic Cave of Western Hunan.”

Heaven's Gate on Tianmen Mountain in China — photo and video

“Heaven's Gate” on Tianmen Mountain

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“Heaven's Gate” on Tianmen Mountain in China, tourists

By the way, the height of Mount Tianmen is 1,518 meters, and therefore it is inferior to many of its other Chinese competitors, but tourists come here for completely different reasons: 

Firstly, here is an amazing cave, which has already been written about a little higher, which is considered the highest located in the world. From the annals it is known that it was formed in the distant  263 year, its length is about 60 meters, its width is almost 57 m, and its height is 131.5 m. 

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Heaven's Gate on Mount Tianmen in China — photo and video

It is because of its high location and because it is constantly shrouded in clouds that it got its name Tianmenshan, which means ” Heaven's Gate”.

Heaven's Gate on Tianmen Mountain in China — photo and video

“Heaven's Gate” on Tianmen Mountain in China

There are 999 stairs to get to the cave.

Heaven's Gate on Tianmen Mountain in China — photo and video

“Heaven's Gate”, Tianmen Mountain

Heaven's Gate on Mount Tianmen in China — photo and video

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“Heaven's Gate”, Tianmen, China

Heaven's Gate on Mount Tianmen in China — photo and video

“Heaven's Gate”, Tianmen, China. Photo

Heaven's Gate on Mount Tianmen in China — photo and video

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Second,on Mount Tianmen is a Buddhist temple popular with pilgrims and tourists, also called the “Gate of Heaven”. Its complex covers an area of ​​about 10,000 square meters. m. 

Heaven's Gate on Mount Tianmen in China — photo and video

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“Heaven's Gate”, China. Photo 5

Thirdly, the road to Tianmen Mountain is already an attraction in itself. There are 2 ways to get here: 

1. By cable car leading to the top of the mountain, 7455 meters long, considered the longest in the world. It was built by the French, so you don't have to worry about safety here. 

Heaven's Gate on Mount Tianmen in China — photo and video

Funicular to “Heaven's Gate”, China

Heaven's Gate on Mount Tianmen in China — photo and video

Funicular to the “Heaven's Gate”

It offers stunning views of the bizarre peaks and cliffs of the Zhangjiajie Forest Reserve, which is part of the Wulingyuan Scenic Area. It is believed that they served as the prototype for the famous flying islands of Pandora in the well-known film Avatar.

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Heaven's Gate, Tianmen. Photo 2

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Heaven's Gate, Tianmen. Photo 4

Heaven's Gate on Mount Tianmen in China — photo and video

Heaven's Gate, Tianmen. Photo 5

2. Along the so-called “Heavenly Highway”, also known as the “99 Turn Road”. This is an 11 km long road, which actually has 99 turns, the distance between which is from 200 to 1300 meters. It was built in eight years and is rightfully one of the most winding in the world.

Heaven's Gate on Tianmen Mountain in China — photo and video

Serpentine road to Heaven's Gate, Tianmen

 

Heaven's Gate on Mount Tianmen in China — photo and video

Serpentine road to Heaven's Gate, Tianmen, China

Heaven's Gate on Mount Tianmen in China — photo and video

Serpentine road to Heaven's Gate in China

Heaven's Gate on Mount Tianmen in China — photo and video

Serpentine road to Heaven gate

Heaven's Gate on Mount Tianmen in China — photo and video

Serpentine road to Heaven's Gate, Tianmen. Photo 1

Fourthly, these are mountain trails, several kilometers long, surrounding the top of Tianmen Mountain. Walking along them is very popular with tourists, because it offers a gorgeous view of the beauty of the picturesque Wulingyuan area.

Heaven's Gate on Tianmen Mountain in China — photo and video

Paths for tourists, Heaven's Gate, Tianmen

Heaven's Gate on Mount Tianmen in China — photo and video

Paths for tourists, Celestial gate, China

Heaven's Gate on Tianmen Mountain in China — photo and video

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A small 70-meter section of these trails is made of glass (its thickness is only 6 cm), and given that there is a bottomless abyss under your feet, this sight is certainly not for the faint of heart.

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Glass paths for tourists, Heaven's Gate

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Glass paths for tourists, Heaven's Gate, downward view

To avoid stains and dirt on the glass floor, You can walk on it only in special shoe covers made of fabric.

Heaven's Gate on Tianmen Mountain in China — photo and video

Ropeway to Heaven's Gate, Tianmen

Heaven's Gate on Mount Tianmen in China — photo and video

Highway to Heaven's Gate, Tianmen

Heaven's Gate on Tianmen Mountain in China — photo and video

Landscapes from the film Avatar, China

Heaven's Gate on Mount Tianmen in China — photo and video

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